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USHB4350Engross
50%
Authorizes FY2022 appropriations for military activities and programs of the Department of Defense (e.g., personnel; research, development, test, and evaluation; and procurement of items such as aircraft, missiles, and ammunition). It also prescribes...
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2021-12-01
Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8837-8859)
USSB796PassRequires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement the maternity care coordination program. The VA must provide community maternity care providers (i.e., non-VA maternity care providers) with training and support with respect to the unique...
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2021-11-30
Became Public Law No: 117-69.
USSB894PassRequires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to consult with the Department of Defense to identify and refer members of the Armed Forces with health care occupations for employment with the VA during their separation from the Armed Forces. The VA...
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2021-11-30
Became Public Law No: 117-67.
USSB1031PassRequires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study to assess whether there are disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to (1) compensation benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), (2) d...
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2021-11-30
Became Public Law No: 117-66.
USSB1095PassRequires the Department of Veterans Affairs to disapprove courses of education provided by public institutions of higher learning if such institutions charge a higher rate for tuition and fees than in-state tuition for individuals who are entitled to...
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2021-11-30
Became Public Law No: 117-68.
USHB1510PassRequires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report on its policies and procedures relating to the usage and maintenance of video cameras for patient safety and law enforcement at VA medical facilities.
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2021-11-23
Became Public Law No: 117-64.
USHB2093PassRequires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make all of its fact sheets available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and each of the 10 most commonly spoken languages not listed. The bill also requires the VA to establish a publicly available webs...
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2021-11-22
Became Public Law No: 117-62. (TXT | PDF)
USHB2911PassRequires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit a plan for obligating and expending covered funds, which are funds made available to the VA for response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill requires the VA to submit biweekly reports regardin...
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2021-11-22
Became Public Law No: 117-63. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3730Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish the Advisory Committee on United States Outlying Areas and Freely Associated States to provide advice and guidance to the VA on matters relating to veterans residing in American Samoa, Gua...
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2021-11-19
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB172Intro
25%
Authorizes the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia in honor of the extraordinary acts of valor, selfless service, and sacrifice displayed by Medal of Honor recipients...
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2021-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USHB1664Engross
50%
Authorizes the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia in honor of the extraordinary acts of valor, selfless service, and sacrifice displayed by Medal of Honor recipients...
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2021-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USHB5142Engross
50%
Posthumously provides for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal in commemoration of the 13 service members who died on August 26, 2021, while stationed at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan.
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2021-11-18
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB3265Intro
25%
A bill to require the National Nuclear Security Administration to release all of its reversionary rights to the building located at 4170 Allium Court, Springfield, Ohio.
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2021-11-18
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB3255Intro
25%
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of Vet Centers in certain States based on population metrics, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-18
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB147Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Labor, in the implementation of the Transition Assistance Program, to provide information concerning apprenticeship programs to members of the Armed Forces who are separating from active duty. The bill also requires Labor, ...
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB1296Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to jointly implement a five-year pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of providing specified counseling and services as part of the Transition As...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB2433Engross
50%
Authorizes specified individuals to update the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry with the cause of death of a registered individual. The Department of Veterans Affairs established the burn pit registry to allow certain veterans and service ...
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB1607Intro
25%
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve how the Department of Veterans Affairs discloses to individuals entitled to educational assistance from the Department risks associated with using such assistance at particular educationa...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB1564Intro
25%
Authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide support, including financial support, to one or more university law school programs to provide veterans with legal assistance.
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB1664Intro
25%
Requires the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to update an ongoing national training program for claims processors who review compensation claims for service-connected post-traumatic stress disorde...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB1838Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of using alternative credit scoring information or models to improve the determination of creditworthiness of certain individuals...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB1850Intro
25%
A bill to preserve the memorials to chaplains at Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB1936Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for extensions of the time limitations for use of entitlement under Department of Veterans Affairs educational assistance programs by reason of school closures due to emergency and other situat...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB2089Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that grants provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for State veterans' cemeteries do not restrict States from authorizing the interment of certain deceased members of the reserve componen...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB4233Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish counseling, including counseling through a Vet Center, to veterans or members of the Armed Forces who are pursuing a course of education using specified Department of Defense or VA education...
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2329Intro
25%
Provides that only health care professionals who are licensed and not barred from practice may furnish medical disability examinations under the Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program related to using contract physicians for disability examinat...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB2405Intro
25%
Authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide grants to states to implement programs that improve outreach and assistance to veterans and their families to ensure that such individuals are fully informed about veterans' benefits and p...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB2431Intro
25%
Requires employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to undergo training developed by the Inspector General of the VA regarding the reporting of wrongdoing to, responding to requests from, and cooperating with the Office of the Inspector Gen...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB2513Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the application and review process of the Department of Veterans Affairs for clothing allowance claims submitted by veterans, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB4626Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to, at least once every 10 years, enter into a contract with a private sector entity or entities to conduct an independent assessment of the hospital care, medical services, and other health care furni...
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2687Intro
25%
A bill to provide the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs testimonial subpoena authority, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB2644Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to members of the National Guard who perform certain full-time duty, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB4591Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to report on the costs of its Electronic Health Record Modernization Program, including by describing all expenses driven by the program.
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2761Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to maintain demographic information regarding veterans and publish such information on a website of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB2794Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase automatic maximum coverage under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program and the Veterans' Group Life Insurance program, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB5516Engross
50%
Implements changes related to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program, which focuses on enhancing student veterans' academic success and retention by assisting with things like mental and ph...
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB5603Engross
50%
Authorizes service members who are utilizing Department of Veterans Affairs educational assistance benefits to withdraw or take a leave of absence after they receive orders for active service or inactive-duty training. Institutions of higher educatio...
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3047Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement a five-year pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of providing assistance to eligible recipients to establish or maintain programs that assist veterans applying for comp...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB3094Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve homeless veterans reintegration programs, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB3163Intro
25%
A bill to improve access to medical examinations required by veterans to obtain disability compensation or pension under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSR454Intro
25%
A resolution expressing support for the designation of November 21, 2021, as "National Warrior Call Day" and recognizing the importance of connecting warriors in the United States to support structures necessary to transition from the battlefield.
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2021-11-17
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USHB3665Engross
50%
Designates the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in San Diego, California, as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The bill also expresses the sense of Congress that the VA should designate a prom...
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2021-11-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB5671Engross
50%
Authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish a seasonal influenza vaccine to covered individuals during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Under the bill, covered individuals are veterans who are not eligible to enroll in the VA h...
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2021-11-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHR782Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the importance, effectiveness, and need for veteran-to-veteran sponsorship programs and encourages the use and practice of such programs within the federal government.
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2021-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB5983Intro
25%
To expand the eligibility of veterans for hospital care and medical services provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical providers under the Veterans Choice Program.
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2021-11-16
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHR794Intro
25%
Recognizing the heroic efforts of United States and Coalition forces who conducted the airlift in Operation Allies Refuge.
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2021-11-16
To House Armed Services Committee
USSB3210Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend to Black veterans of World War II, and surviving spouses and certain direct descendants of such veterans, eligibility for certain housing loans and educational assistance administered by the Sec...
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2021-11-15
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB3475PassDesignates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Columbus, Georgia, as the Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic.
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2021-11-12
Became Public Law No: 117-56. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4172PassDesignates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be located in Aurora, Colorado, as the Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley Clinic.
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2021-11-12
Became Public Law No: 117-57. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5955Intro
25%
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress reports on the pilot program on acceptance by the Department of Veterans Affairs of donated facilities and related improvements.
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2021-11-12
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
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